Sunday, February 18, 2018


WTA Drama Club Performs First Musical Production

It was an exciting night as parents and friends gathered to watch Westchester Torah Academy’s drama club “Follow the yellow brick road” all the way to the land of Oz! Directed by Victoria Kulak,

Bi-Cultural Students Are Inspired by ‘Wonder’

Dina Zuckerberg loves talking to kids. She likes telling them about how she enjoys skiing and playing piano and doing just about anything else she sets her mind to. Just like the rest of us—and despite the fact that the now adult woman was born with a cleft lip,

Bi-Cultural Preschoolers Enjoy Tu B’Shvat

Students in the Bi-Cultural Day School early childhood program in Stamford were treated town assortment of fruits and vegetables at a special Tu B’Shvat seder filled with song and prayer, led by Early Childhood Director Rachel Bahar.

SAR HS Continues ITIM After School Torah Learning With Rabbi Harcsztark

This week in ITIM, led by Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, SAR HS principal, the students studied a teshuva of Rav Ovadia Yosef dated 3 Sivan 5727 (June 11, 1967), one day after the end of the Six Day War. The teshuva was regarding the permissibility of praying on Har Habayit, the

Threes Celebrate Tu B’Shevat at Stein Yeshiva

Tu B’Shevat was an exciting day for the 3-year-olds at Stein Yeshiva. The children sang a special “Tu B’Shevat Ba” song and enjoyed sampling various dried fruits from Israel and saying the brachos aloud together. The class discussed the

Juniors Partake in Chesed Day at SAR HS

On Tuesday, January 23, SAR HS juniors spent a wonderful morning participating in acts of chesed in the local community. They started the day with a spirited grade-wide breakfast. From there, they left in groups with their faculty advisors and

Winter Camp Comes to Stein Yeshiva

What do you do during winter vacation? If you are part of the Stein Yeshiva community, you go to the early childhood Winter Camp. From 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening, the children enjoyed an action-packed day. From exploring outside, cooking and creating

Kinneret Day School Seventh Grade ‘Visits’ Bedzin Ghetto

Kinneret Day School’s eighth grade had an incredible experience viewing a traveling exhibit from the Martin-Springer Institute of Holocaust and Global Awareness. Focusing on “Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto,” students were led through the exhibit at the Hebrew

‘Tis the Season for Siddur Plays

The siddur play is a highlight of every yeshiva day school first grader’s year. Learning how to daven and the importance of possessing one’s own siddur is an important aspect of the curriculum. Each child receives his or her own siddur—as well as an

Kinneret Students Do the Math for Childhood Disease Prevention

Kinneret Day School kicked off their annual Math-a-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Coordinated by math and computer teacher, Lisa Poggiogalle, Kinneret raised over $11,000 in 2016-2017 and placed 49th nationally in the ranking of participant

Bi-Cultural Day School Brings Mindfulness Into the Classroom

Last year, Emily Tully came up with an idea to help her fifth grade students at Stamford’s Bi-Cultural Day School improve their classroom focus by reducing their levels of stress and making them less anxious, more confident human beings.

Teachers Help Students Prepare for Finals at MTA Study Night

During finals week at MTA, there is an event that many students and teachers look forward to: our iconic study night. While it’s a known fact that you are supposed to study for finals, it’s not unusual for students to get nervous or overwhelmed. At MTA, we are

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